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Irish Migration
A Brief History of the Human Colonisation of Ireland Humans first arrived in Ireland around 10,000 years ago after the... More
Analysis of Sullivan Surname
Approximately 66% of the present population of the Island of Ireland are descendants of ‘Native Irish Gaels' who were... More

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The Durkin Case Study 'Pinpointing a specific location with very few matches!'

Mr Durkin contacted me feeling pessimistic about his chances of pinpointing an origin for his Irish ancestors based on his commercial ancestral DNA test results!

New Case Study added

A big thank you to Mr Kirk for allowing me to publish his Case Study online.

Commercial ancestral DNA testing reveals the Genetic Diversity of Ireland

The power of commercial ancestral DNA testing continues to amaze me.

The Gallowglass 'Do You Belong To A Warrior Clan'

 

First Case study exhibiting VIKING ancestry added to Irish Origenes

I am delighted to have performed a successful Case Study for a Customer with very strong evidence of Viking ancestry in their commercial ancestral Y-DNA results. This included a DNA signature more typical

The 'de Lacey's' builders of the largest Norman castle in Ireland

The de Lacey family take their name from Lassy in Normandy.

First Case Study demonstrating Norman ancestry added to Irish Origenes!

Norman KnightWhen the Normans arrived in Ireland in 1169 AD they brought with them their followers from England, Wales, and even continental Europe. 

Irish Origenes exhibits at ESOF2012

I recently exhibited the Irish, Scottish, and English Origenes websites at the ESOF 2012 confe

Irish Origenes features on Irish lives remembered

I recently wrote a short article on the Castles of Kilkenny for the exciting new freely accessible on-line Genealogy magazine called Irish Lives remembered.

Irish Origenes launches of an Interactive Castles of Ireland Map

 

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